We currently have the tag treated as synonym of (that is thus the "master").

As a mod I am incentivised to proceed to merge them, and leave only the master.

Generally this is not an issue, but in this case I would like to have the feedback of the community, since:

  • the "master" has a smaller question count (15 vs 42)
  • it is more likely (I think) that a newcomer would use

What would you like me to do? Should we leave it as it is and merge into ? Or is the reverse preferable?

  • $\begingroup$ Well, if flight-testing is the master, when they type in flight-test, it will at least suggest it and I think that many people would take the suggestion even if they were intending on the shorter version initially. $\endgroup$
    – Lnafziger
    Mar 12, 2018 at 15:58

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Keep the tag as the master. And create a second synonym for the noun .


I would leave as the master tag. At least to me, "flight testing" is a general activity that can cover several related tasks or events, whereas "flight test" is one specific event. For example, analyzing sensor data afterwards is an important part of flight testing but it's not part of the flight test itself.

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    $\begingroup$ Though it may be less grammatically correct, "flight test" is also used as a noun for the general phase of development. $\endgroup$
    – fooot
    Mar 5, 2018 at 16:23

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